FlorastorPre and FlorastorPlus Review

As you may know from my previous review, I’ve been taking Florastor, a probiotic for a few months now. It’s become a part of my every day routine, and I honestly love it! I’ve been feeling great, and Florastor is super convenient in that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated like some other probiotics. I can take it with me on the go without having to worry about keeping it cold. My digestion has been great, and I feel like the probiotics have really given my immune system a boost. I really can’t say enough good things about Florastor! So when I was recently introduced to two more of Florastor’s products – FlorasterPre and FlorastorPlus, I obviously had to give them a try.

FlorastorPre is a daily probiotic and fiber supplement. It has a unique prebiotic and probiotic blend which is great for your digestive health. It contains Florastor’s signature probiotic strain, and it has the addition of prebiotic fiber.

FlorastorPlus also contains Florastor’s signature probiotic strain plus zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3. You get all of the benefits of Florastor’s original probiotic plus an additional immune system boost from the essential vitamins.

I honestly loved both products! I love that they both have the base of Florator’s probiotic, and that each product can cater to something specific depending on what you’re looking for in a supplement. If you feel like you need a bit more of a digestive aid, FlorastorPre’s a great option. If you feel like you need that immunity boost, FlorastorPlus has you covered. And like any Florastor product, they’re super convenient. I’d definitely recommend giving either (or both) a try if you’re looking for a probiotic supplement with that something extra!

23andMe Health + Ancestry Service Review

I was recently sent a Health + Ancestry Service kit from 23andMe to learn a bit more about my background and how it might affect my health. I sent in my sample, waited for a few weeks, and got my results back. I discuss my results, the types of reports, and my experience with 23andMe in the video above.

I was sent this kit for free, but the thoughts and ideas are very much genuinely my own. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try if it's something that interests you as well! Let me know if you do try it for yourself in the comments below.

Florastor Daily Probiotic Supplement Review

Probiotics have become a pretty big buzzword these days and for good reason. So what’s the deal exactly? Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken in adequate amounts, help restore the balance of the flora in your gut which, when unbalanced, might cause digestive or other health-related issues. They keep things balanced and moving smoothly, helping you to live a happy, healthy life. You can’t really go wrong with that, so I decided to give one a try.

I came across Florastor which is a bit different than other probiotics. It’s the only probiotic with Saccharomyces boulardii lyo CNCM I-745 which is a unique probiotic strain with 60 plus years of use and research. Some advantages that Florastor offers because of this are its ability to aid in the absorption of water and nutrients, break down carbs/fiber, and support a healthy immune. It can also be taken with ALL antibiotics since it is a yeast-based probiotic and not a bacterial probiotic. It’s also super convenient and easy to take. A number of probiotics need to be refrigerated, but Florastor uses a patented freeze-drying process to give it a three-year shelf, letting you skip the fridge. That makes it easy to take with you whether you’re traveling or just busy day to day.

Florastor offers capsules and FlorastorMax which is a powder. I have no problem taking pills, so I opted to try the capsules. Plus you can even just pop open the capsule and pour the contents over some yogurt if taking capsules is an issue for you. It’s super easy and convenient either way!

I’ve been taking the capsules for about a month now, and I’ve been feeling great. I’ve felt healthy and my digestion hasn’t been better! It’s also great because I never have to worry about missing it because I can literally pop the bottle in my bag and head out the door on a busy day since I don’t need to worry about keeping it refrigerated. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re looking to add a daily probiotic to your life.

Locally, I know that it’s carried at Rite Aid, CVS, and Stop & Shop just to name a few. You can use the store locator over on their website to find a retailer near you. Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below! I’d love to hear you thoughts.

Daily Goodie Box Review

So I just received my first Daily Goodie Box, and I can literally say within this first sentence that you should all go sign up RIGHT NOW. Like no joke. There are so many great quality goodies, and it's literally free. You sign up (no credit card required), they send you a box depending on availability, and you give feedback on the products inside. I'd try to get you guys a discount code, but no need because it's literally FREE (yes, shipping is included). Plus the products inside are legitimately great quality products and a cover a wide range.

My box included:
-Pipcorn - Delicious Mini Popcorn. I've had Pipcorn before and LOVE it, so it's definitely nice to see something I know and love in this box.
-Gertrude Hawk - Peanut Butter Meltaway Bar. I haven't had this bar, but I know Gertrude Hawk, and that's some delicious, quality chocolate.
-True Natural - Benecos Natural Beauty Lipgloss. I'm all about natural beauty products, so I loved seeing this certified natural, cruelty free, and gluten free lipgloss.
-Bhatki - Yerba Maté Chai Artisan Tea. I love me some chai, and this one seems to have the best, straight-forward ingredients.
-Miss Jones - Organic Cookie Mix. Organic sea salt chocolate chip cookies? Count me in! I'll be baking these as soon as I get this posted. 
-Elemental Herbs - All Good Organic Skin Food. I use coconut oil every day (like a lotion), so I'm super excited to try this GMO-free, vegan, and gluten free coconut oil.
-Savant Naturals - Savi Crisp Chocolate Protein Bar. Can't wait to try these protein bars that are free of artificial sweeteners, colors, and flavors!
-Wild Foods - Cocotropic, Chocolate Nootropic Drink. This powder sounds awesome! It contains reishi mushroom, raw maca powder, mucuna pruriens, and wild turmeric all helping to improve mental performance. You can sip it hot like hot cocoa or add it to smoothies, coffee, or other recipes.
-RunGum - Energy Gum. Gum that's packed with B vitamins, caffeine, and taurine to help keep you energized and improve performance. I will definitely be giving this a try before my next workout.
-Älsa - Energy Drink Mix. A healthy energy drink powder mix that's both vegan and gluten free. Another one to try pre-workout or just for that added boost of energy.

I'm literally excited about every single product, and can't wait to give them all a try. Check each one out, and don't forget to head on over to Daily Goodie Box to subscribe and get a box of your own!

9 Fun and Delicious Guacamole Recipes You Need to Try ASAP

Today is a very, very important day. It's National Guacamole day! Yup, that's right, my favorite dip does in fact have its own holiday, and it's pretty well deserved if I do say so myself. There are few things better than that mashed avocado, and I'm pretty sure guac tastes good on everything! It's the perfect way to add some taste (and healthy fats) to your favorite dish or just eat straight up with chips or veggies to hold yourself over while you're cooking a main course.

I, unfortunately, did not get around to eating this delicious avocado creation today, but I definitely wish I did. And you will too once you get a look at these AMAZING twists on the classic from some of the lovely ladies of the Bloggers Gonna Blog Community. I bet you now know what you're going to be adding to your Taco Tuesday meals tomorrow...

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Photo by Thyme & Toast

Photo by Thyme & Toast

Photo by Eat the Gains

Photo by Eat the Gains

Photo by Little Bits Of

Asian Guacamole by Little Bits Of

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Photo by Ex Sloth

Photo by Ex Sloth

Photo by Sweat and Glow

Low-fat Avocado Dip by Sweat and Glow

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Photo by Apollo & Luna

Pumpkin Taco Bowls with Apple Guacamole by A Whisk and Two Wands

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Photo by The Lean Green Bean

Photo by The Lean Green Bean

Black Bean Guacamole by The Lean Green Bean

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Guacamole Hummus by Sprint 2 the Table